Shopping for the right air purifier can be confusing and frustrating, while the sheer number of
options, sizes, and prices available, and comparing all these options can be overwhelming. To help you choose a great HEPA air purifier that can
leave you breathing better,
we have put together this list of our top allergy air purifiers that our customers consistently rate as some of the best overall buys in terms of effectiveness,
price, and durability.
These top five air purifiers for asthma and allergies are the most popular HEPA air cleaners as tested, used, reviewed, and
approved by thousands of allergy, asthma, and MCS sufferers. Shop our Top 5 or browse the best of the rest.
The Austin Bedroom Machine offers you full five stages of air filtration to tackle a broad spectrum of allergens and indoor irritants. As the first air filtration product to carry the name and endorsement
of the National Sleep Foundation, the "Bedroom Machine" was engineered to meet the filtration requirements set by the John Hopkins University School of
Medicine. In comparison to other air purifiers available in the market place, this American made air purifier
uses two prefilters, granulated actived carbon, HEGA cloth and HEPA filter media to capture the widest ranges of particles, allergens, odors and chemicals. With an emphasis on efficient and comprehensive allergen filtration, ease of use, and durability,
the Austin Air Bedroom Machine improves indoor air quality simply and effectively.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus is ranked by many experts as the most
advanced air purifier in the world. Allergy sufferers love the popular IQAir HealthPro air purifiers for their superb filtration of
particle allergens and their solid reputation as a preferred choice in residential and commercial air filtration. The large IQAir
HyperHEPA filter captures airborne particles down to 0.003 microns with a guaranteed minimum 99.5% efficiency. This means that the
IQAir air purifier can remove up to 100 times more allergens than traditional HEPA air purifiers. A thick, prefilter traps all of the large particles that shorten the lifespan of the HEPA filter while a
V5 carbon filter adsorbs odors and breaks down chemical pollutants. Advanced controls, casters, and quiet operation all make the HealthPro Plus a top allergy air purifier.
They call it the Allergy Machine for a good reason. The Austin Air Allergy Machine
air cleaner features HEGA (High Efficiency Gas Absorption) filtration. It comes with a medical-grade HEPA
filter plus an advanced military carbon cloth filter for absorption of smoke, odors, gases, smog, and fumes. Durable, reliable, lightweight, and
easy to maintain, the Allergy Machine air purifier is one of our most popular units to improve indoor air quality. Some allergy sufferers like to
think of it as a "Quality of Life" improvement machine.
Blueair air purifiers are extremely quiet and energy efficient.
They do not contain conventional HEPA filters, but their HEPASilent filters can actually outperform HEPA filters. HEPA filters
capture 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns or larger, while the Blueair filters capture 99.97% of all particles 0.1
microns or larger. Blueair has an optional filter upgrade for smoke particles and odor, but even the standard HEPASilent filter comes with a thin layer of
activated carbon to adsorb odors. Because of its low energy use, excellent filtration, ease of use and award winning design, the Blueair 503 is one
of our best for dealing with allergens. If you want a top-notch air purifier with sleek
styling and whisper-quiet performance, then the Blueair air purifier is for you.
Honeywell air cleaners offer allergy and asthma relief at an affordable price. Compact, lightweight, and quiet, these
HEPA air purifiers remove pollen, cat dander, dust, mold spores, some odors, germs, and other indoor air
particles with a long-lasting True HEPA filter and an activated carbon pre-filter. The most popular Honeywell, by far, is the
Honeywell 50250. With the largest covereage are of any Honeywell, the 50250 is compact, lightweight and easy to move. Regardless of the size of
your room, there is a Honeywell air purifier to meet your air filtration needs.
Doctors recommend HEPA air purifiers or air cleaners for allergy
sufferers. Air purifiers for allergies rely on HEPA filter technology to safely and effectively trap airborne allergens and other pollutants. HEPA
filters are guaranteed to trap 99.97% of household allergens. HEPA technology is reliable, safe, and effective.
In fact, in a 2009 report on infection control measures for healthcare settings, the Center for Disease Control
recommended that medical facilities use HEPA air purifiers
to reduce the chance of the flu spreading and being passed on to others. This goes hand-in-hand with other prevention
methods used by hospitals and clinics. HEPA filters improve indoor air quality dramatically by removing
99.97% of airborne pollutants from the air. HEPA air purifiers are another one level of protection against
contagious and potentially deadly diseases.
Air Cleaners to Avoid
Do not waste your money on ozone generators or ionic air cleaners. They not only do a poor job of cleaning the air, but many
also emit ozone which is a powerful lung irritant that can damage the respiratory system and cause allergies and asthma.
Due to untruthful marketing and a cheap price tag, the ionic air cleaner became enormously popular during the 1990s
and the early part of the new millennium. Thanks to a couple of high-profile lawsuits that exposed the truth about
ionic air cleaners, people stopped buying them. As it turns out, the ionic air cleaner actually pollutes the air.
In 2002, Consumer Reports tested the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze Quadra air cleaner alongside several other air
purifiers. Sharper Image was unhappy with the published results, so they sued Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports won
the case because their test methods were deemed scientifically valid.